WHAT ARE LIP FILLERS

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Lip fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are a non-surgical cosmetic procedure in which a gel-like substance, typically hyaluronic acid, is injected into the lips to enhance their volume, shape, and definition.

This procedure is popular for achieving fuller and more youthful-looking lips, as well as correcting asymmetry or addressing signs of aging.

The effects of lip fillers are temporary, lasting 12 to 16 months, and the treatment can be customized to achieve the desired level of enhancement while maintaining a natural appearance.

Client Before & after Images

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The Causes of Swelling After Lip Fillers

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Lip filler injections involve the use of hyaluronic acid, a substance that helps add volume and definition to the lips. This injectable treatment, while safe and effective, can lead to swelling due to several factors:

  • Injection Sites: Swelling may occur at the injection sites due to minor trauma caused during the lip filler procedure.
  • Trauma and Bodily Responses: The body responds to dermal filler minor trauma with a natural reaction, resulting in temporary swelling and the release of white blood cells.
  • Blood Flow and Vessel Injury: The injection process can lead to damage to blood vessels, causing localized swelling and potential bruising.
  • Hyaluronic Acid Water Retention: Hyaluronic acid lip fillers attract water, which can contribute to fluid retention and swelling.
  • Allergic Reaction: Although rare, some individuals may experience an allergic reaction, leading to lip swelling.

Recovery Timeline: When to Expect Swelling to Subside

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The First Few Hours Post-Treatment

Right after your lip filler procedure, it’s completely normal to experience some minor swelling. This initial swelling is primarily a result of the injections themselves, which may cause minor trauma to the lip tissue. During this phase, your lips may appear slightly puffy, and there might be some redness around the injection sites. Gently applying a cold compress or ice pack during this time can help minimize the early swelling, providing immediate relief.

The First 24-48 Hours

Swelling typically peaks during the first 24-48 hours following your lip filler treatment. You may notice your lips appear fuller than desired during this period, and they can feel a bit tender or sore. Keep in mind that this heightened swelling is a natural part of the healing process and should not cause undue concern. Applying a gentle cold compresses in short intervals during this time can help reduce the pronounced swelling.

1-2 Weeks

Over the first 1-2 weeks post-procedure, you will begin to see significant improvement in lip swelling. The swelling gradually subsides during this period, and your lips will start to look more natural and in line with your expectations. Any redness and tenderness should also noticeably diminish. However, the reduction of swelling can be uneven and at this time you cannot gauge the results. At this stage, please just trust the process.

2-4 Weeks

By the time you reach 2-4 weeks after your lip filler treatment, most of the swelling should have subsided. At this point, you’ll begin to see the final results of your lip enhancement treatment. Your lips will have settled into their natural, fuller appearance, and any residual swelling or tenderness should be minimal.

It’s important to remember that the timeline for swelling can vary from person to person. Factors like the type and amount of filler used, individual healing processes, and aftercare measures can all influence the speed at which your swelling subsides. If you have any concerns or questions about your post-treatment experience, don’t hesitate to reach out for guidance and reassurance.

How to Reduce Discomfort and Tenderness

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There are various measures you can take to reduce discomfort and expedite your recovery:

  • Cold Compresses: Applying a cold compress or ice pack in increments can help reduce swelling, especially during the initial hours/day post-treatment.
  • Elevated Pillow: Sleeping with an extra pillow under your head can minimize swelling, as it helps drain excess fluids from the face.
  • Anti-Swell Measures: Over-the-counter antihistamine pills can help alleviate swelling and itching.
  • Hydration: Drink plenty of water to aid in flushing out any excess substances that may contribute to swelling.
  • Avoid Strenuous Activities: Refrain from strenuous exercise, hot yoga classes, or activities that may increase your heart rate and blood flow, as these can exacerbate swelling.
  • Watch Your Diet: Avoid salty foods, spicy foods, and alcohol intake, as these can contribute to fluid retention and elevated blood pressure.
  • Arnica Cream: Arnica cream is known for its ability to reduce bruising after lip filler injections, so it’s worth considering as part of your aftercare.
  • Gentle Lip Care: Use a soft cloth when cleaning your lips, and avoid hot showers and direct sun exposure, as these can worsen swelling.

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Lizzy is phenomenal and made my experience sitting in her chair exceptional!! Her expertise, thoughtfulness and precision in administering my treatments showcases a level of skill that truly sets the bar high. The results after seeing Lizzy are absolutely stunning and the level of care and proficiency she brings to her craft is remarkable. I wholeheartedly recommend seeing her if you are seeking top-notch aesthetic treatments! 🤍
Excellent service. Professional and experienced in her expertise. Accurately explains what to expect from the service you receive. Created trust and confidence in me. Will definitely come back and refer others. My squinting has been relieved
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You will never meet a more honest or skilled practitioner as Lizzy. She relieves all concerns by explaining your procedures as she is administering them. You will be pleased with the results! I have had other practitioners try to “up sell” by recommending unnecessary procedures or selling expensive face creams. Lizzy has more integrity than to do any of that. Highly, highly recommended.
You will never meet a more honest or skilled practitioner as Lizzy. She relieves all concerns by explaining your procedures as she is administering them. You will be pleased with the results! I have had other practitioners try to “up sell” by recommending unnecessary procedures or selling expensive face creams. Lizzy has more integrity than to do any of that. Highly, highly recommended.
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I couldn’t be happier with the services I got done. Lizzy is confident, friendly and informative. She has top notch technical skills and went the extra mile to explain everything. I am so satisfied my new lips and botox! Thank you, you are amazing at what you do!
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Mobile Botox and filler! Hello!! She comes to your hotel room, apartment etc.Ok, first of all Lizzy is REALLY good at what she does. She’s a perfectionist and will have you looking flawless!, yet still natural.Super professional, explains everything in detail and gives you options and pricing upfront.I live in Los Angeles and get my treatments in Beverly Hills… I’ve been getting injections for several years so I’ve seen it all, and I’m very particular about staying natural looking.On a recent trip to Puerto Vallarta, I decided to give it a try down there since I heard that the pricing is much cheaper and I did a quick Google search and found Lizzie at Puerto Vallarta aesthetics. The whole process was super simple. I text her and she came to my hotel room the next day. Lizzie is such a dream. She looks flawless herself (yet natural.) She presented me with all of my options and came with everything she would need to make me feel safe and comfortable. I had Botox and also filler in my lips and chin area. My Botox has never been better - and same with my lips. She is super thorough and communicative in what your goals are and what you would like to achieve. She made my lips super cute and pouty yet nothing about them looks like fish lips or unnatural or protruding too much. Honestly, I could not find a better person to meet in Puerto Vallarta. We got along really well and she even helped me out in an emergency situation the next day when I got sick (from food) and needed to find a mobile doctor very quickly.Lizzie was super sweet and text me information and followed up to make sure I was OK - truly she was also a great friend to me as I was traveling solo.I will be traveling to Puerto Vallarta from now on to get my Botox and filler. It’s cheaper than Beverly Hills and I can throw in a vacation at the same time and come back looking refreshed and renewed. Win/win!
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Lizzy is a highly trained nurse practitioner who provides botox and filler injections in Vallarta. She offers mobile service which is an added benefit. I have had botox injections from a plastic surgeon, dermatologist and general physician here in Vallarta. I would choose Lizzy over them all. Highly recommend.
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Lizzy is not only very professional and great at what she does but goes above and beyond. Love that she comes to wherever you are. She is definitely 5+ star.
Lizzy at Puerto Vallarta Aesthetics is the very best. She comes to your house, offers a safe and informative consultation and uses only the best quality products. She has a steady and sure hand (she was a nurse for many many years). Never over doing it. I recommend her to everyone I know. Many of my friends have also had an amazing experience. Call her today!
Lizzie is a master at making you look your best. The best Botox you’ve ever had. Lizzie has the eye or an artist and can make men and women look 20 years younger without looking artificial or over-done.
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Ahhh… Lizzy is so talented, experienced, professional and strives for perfection! You will not be disappointed!!!! She is meticulous in her work and takes her time to analyze and create a plan to achieve what you are looking for. I will see you again! Thanks so much, so grateful! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
I had filler done in my lips and chin and Lizzy did a fabulous job. I have never loved my lips more, I recommend her highly for any treatments.
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I've been to Lizzy many times for different services and she is very knowledgeable and great at what she does. She is my go to gal for botox. I always walk out feeling great and refreshed. Go see her, you will not be disappointed!
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Lizzy is AMAZING! She is so skilled at her artistry with a needle! Not only is what she does pain free, she talked me through the process so I was calm and relaxed. I’ve not needed a “touch up” and it’s been months! The only problem with Lizzy is her accent- everything she says is so cute all I wanted to do was smile while she spoke to me!! You will not be disappointed if you give Lizzy a chance in Puerto Vallarta!!
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